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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Uh Oh Delgadillo

Headlines like this are not good during an election...

Alleged Slumlords Donated to Delgadillo
After settling a suit at a big savings, they gave to the L.A. city attorney. He denies being influenced.

Not good. Here's the whole story in the LA Times for you.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was surprised this issue remained dormant for so long. I think the Times is waking up. First, Rocky coddles the billboard companies and now the slumlord.

It's time for a recall.

October 26, 2005 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

After this investigation concludes, then continue with Villaraigosa donors who gave him thousands for his campaign and some are slumlords.

October 26, 2005 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe Rocky can get Art Pulido to put some more lawn signs up for him, like election-time... to boost his favorables again.

October 26, 2005 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wait a minute. He has plans to be President in a few years. Better leave him alone.

October 26, 2005 11:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky-what a joke. The guy does nothing and then announces for AG even befor he is sworn in as City Attorney for a second term.

Does he have any shot against brown? I hope not. He really is in a class by himself when it comes to ambition. His folks talk of him running for president one day.
The LA Times has been way too easy on him. He does nothing but raise money and campaign.

What makes him think he should be AG, let alone whatever other high positions he aspires to.

And who is his communications person? i heard everybody has turned him down for the job. the latest being a news reporter from the New york times.

Good luck to whoever is stupid enough to take that job!

October 26, 2005 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:53 UMMMMM Don't you remember?

He did pass the bar, unlike one of our city officials who failed it 4X's.

October 26, 2005 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:


Hey, Stop that! Stop telling the truth like that, you'll get that city official's mafia over here.

At least that city official makes me feel good that, this city is going down the crapper. (Smiles while grinding teeth)

October 26, 2005 2:35 PM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

Are you guys nuts?

Governor Moonbeam as Attorney General?

A guy who has never tried a lawsuit, neverprosecuted a criminal, never really been a lawyer?

A guy who screwed up the justice system in California so bad that it took 20 years to fix?

You better pray for Delgadillo to be A.G.; otherwise it'll be Poochigian.

Jerry Brown's baggage is more than anyone can carry.

October 26, 2005 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Delgadillo is as corrupt as it gets. And I hate to break it to you, Phil, but the AG doesnt go to court so his experience as an actual attorney is irrelevant. Besides, wasn't Rocky only an attorney for about 30 minutes? The main thing you want in an AG is integrity and Rocky has none. In fact, if he isnt careful he'll find himself in jail with the people he's been prosecuting. Ha! Rocky as President?! More like the dreams of a delusional clown.

October 26, 2005 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How sad that this article appeared on the same day as the obit for Ed Roybal, a person who stood for something greater than crass self-advancement.

October 26, 2005 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil - you clearly don't know politics.

October 26, 2005 3:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky is an absolute slimeball. Ask anyone who's crossed his path who isn't a developer.

October 26, 2005 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor F- I just realized your headline on this was a takeoff on the old "spagettios" jingle.

"Uh oh, Del-da-diiii-yo"

October 26, 2005 6:07 PM  

Blogger Joe said:

The Rocky story just gets better and better. First, Rocky, who wants to be California's attorney general, said he didn't know the slumlords were contributing to his campaign. In fairness to him, the contributions were coming in for only three years, according to the "Times" piece, so he probably didn't have enough time to catch on. Or maybe he was distracted by prosecuting these same slumlords over and over. But then, faced with the paper trail, he said it's okay since he has no trouble prosecuting those who give him money. Besides, it's not illegal to take money from those you're trying to put in jail. It may not be illegal, Rocky, but I think it raises big questions on judgement. I've been around politics for awhile, so this is not shocking, but it is a bit over the top for a man who aspires to be California's top law-enforcement official. Someone should tell Rocky that it's justice that's supposed to be blind, not the people who are entrusted with it.


October 26, 2005 9:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

it figures...he's a liar and now it's out.

October 26, 2005 11:29 PM  

Blogger SS Sam Taylor said:

Maybe someone can find the posts from a few months ago with Rocky and his finance chair Jerold Bernard Neuman - Bar #130574.

If I recall, Jerold is an attorney for Las Lomas developer Dan Palmer.

After an interesting attorney letter from Rocky to the LA DWP asking that the Las Lomas Water Assessment be put on the DWP Agenda, the then Board President, Dominick William Rubalcava - Bar #56057 did exactly that.

Dominick is married to Sharon, another Dan Palmer attorney. Nothing like a good old boy like Rocky just trying to help out his friends.


October 26, 2005 11:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can understand a three hundred dollar check that slipped through the cracks. But thousands of dollars? You've gotta' know whose giving. You've gotta'pay attention. If you don't, everyone is going to question.

October 27, 2005 12:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky gets the "Can't Be Believed" award: I solicit campaign contributions and then turn around and vigorously prosecute those who contributed to me.

Sure Rocky. And, you were a intellecutual property legal eagle at O'Melvny even though you were working for Rebuild LA.

October 27, 2005 7:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I think Rocky will bring a fresh look to the attorney general's office, and that's what we need."
---Notorious L.A. Slumlord Stanley Treitel, who contributed heavily to Rockard Delgadillo's campaigns after the City Attorney cut him a deal in court.

A politician is by definition a money hungry egomaniac. A politician knows exactly who is giving him money and why. If you are running for office, especially statewide, money is all you think about.

So, Rockard IS a LIAR. He knew exactly where he got that money and why it was given. It woke him up in the middle of the night sometimes: a ball of fear in his belly that only his exceeding arrogance could disperse. But now the fiercesome talons of the Truth are ripping at his flesh. His nightmare has landed expansively on the front page of the LA Times and it's all downhill from here.

Rockard Delgadillo will go down in history as just another mediocre hack in municipal government, a balding Republican in Democrat's clothing who got a little taste of power and lost his scruples. He has been taken out by his own staff, who no doubt are relishing this revenge after all the shit they've taken from his mean-spirited and ruthless hyperpolitical persona in the past year. Not even his GOP fundraising team will be able spraypaint over this moral failure.

I almost feel for the guy. He launched his campaign just in time for Hurricane Katrina to drown the miniscule noise of his slimy ambitions out of the news cycle. An LA Times profile of Candidate Delgadillo openly mocked his ambition to be President of the United States despite the fact that, relatively, he is a big nobody with zero accomplishments. Rockard is not even smart enough to return the dirty money and launch an all-out rampage against slumlords, which is the proper reaction here.

Now he gets a front page hit piece that reveals his corrupt old-school style of pay to play. Rocky -- the underdog who grew up poor and will fight for the little guy -- is pimping plea bargains in exchange for campaign contributions as the underprivileged masses sweat it out in Roachville.

Is this sellout really the New Face of the Democratic Party?

I can't wait for the next chapter. They haven't yet examined the correlation between law firms receiving city contracts and law firms making campaign contributions.

October 27, 2005 5:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky Delgadillo sells out!

October 27, 2005 7:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here is a quote from an article online at Westside Today printed September 29, 2005. I guess only SOME slumlords are outlaws?


Seventy-two criminal counts of health code, fire, building, and safety violations have been charged against the landlords of five apartment buildings in Mid-Wilshire and Pico-Union areas. The landlords allegedly maintained dilapidated buildings that had poor plumbing, no hot water, and were infested with vermin. The landlords could each face a $1,000 fine and six months in jail if convicted. "These slumlords are outlaws," City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo told the Los Angeles Times. "They are breaking the law, and we are pursuing them."

October 29, 2005 2:32 PM  

Anonymous Roger Mailen said:


Despite the rampant mythology, Gov. Brown actually had a very respectable record on law enforcement.

October 29, 2005 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not surprised to read this. My husband and I rented a slum from a wealthy creep and his stalker nephew in Hollywood which was so bad we left a week later. When we took legal action against him, he bragged that he was buddies with Rocky so any such action would be fruitless. Turned out ot be true. Don't rent from the Nassifs if you're searching for an apartment.

September 15, 2007 8:32 AM  

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